Saturday, August 20, 2005

Swatch Time

As promised, here is a swatch of the Gryffindor yarn I dyed yesterday. I am really happy with how it came out, even though I was unsure of how wide to make the yellow stripes. I was going for a similar look as the newest HP scarf, the one with the smaller yellow stripes. I also really like the natural variation in the dark red color. I dyed another, longer skein yesterday, meaning that the red sections are going to be slightly bigger and the yellow stripes might be another half a round longer. I already have a few takers on these, but will be dyeing more within the next few days if you are interested. I also have another Grapevine variation, but I still need to wind and knit a swatch of that one first :)



And, look what surprised me in the mail yesterday! Wow! A fantastic little RAOK from Cheryl at Diva Knitting! I love the new notecards and am sure they will come in handy in the near future :). So, thank you Cheryl.. you made my day!



And last but not least, the new pattern and yarn I ordered came in the mail from Morehouse Farm! I can't wait to start knitting this little camisole since I think it will be great for the early fall. I told myself I can start this once I get the baby blanket done (mind you, I finished all the squares yesterday). So, just some seaming (yeah right, just SOME) and I'll be having a block party!



Enjoy your Saturday everyone! I am off to celebrate my Uncle's birthday with some great company and great food as always :)

23 Comments:

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Lovin' the yarn! So, how does one go about acquiring some of your fabu dyed yarn? Do tell!

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous katie said...

Super job on the dying, both color and placement. And that cami looks like a fun knit too!

 
At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I love how the Gryffindor swatch turned out! Now I think I definitely need some Gryffindor socks - when I can actually reveal myself to you, I'll have to order some up!

--SP

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger eastern white said...

LOVE gryffindor! and, the yarn for the lace cami is so pretty. can't wait to see your progress!!!

 
At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Karen in Toronto said...

You did a really good job on the dying, you're gonna have matching Socks and Scarf !

I can't wait to see your blancket, good luck on the seaming !

now I'm gonna take a look at the Morehouse Farm link ;o)

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Laura.Y said...

ooo great ROAKed gift..:) I like that sweet Camisole pattern kit you just got. When you gonna knit that one? :)

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Bliss said...

OOOOh your sock yarn is fabulous. Do tell how one goes about acquiring some?

blissfulknitterATgmailDOTcom

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

You never cease to amaze me. =)

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

yey! finished with the squares, uh oh! gotta get to seaming girl =0 ! love that colorway, knitted up so nicely.. my fav. is the grapevine... that camisole will look so feminine (sp)... it really is delicate, very you:)

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Cheryl did me too! Love the yarn, great dye job there.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Becky said...

What a delicate little camisole! I bet it's going to be a joy to knit.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger KnittenKnots said...

Your new camisole will be gorgeous - so feminine. Your felted flowers are really nice too - what a great idea for a gift. That is one bouquet that won't wilt! I had a little chuckle reading "Pick or Throw?" - I knit in the English style as well - I even throw my yarn! Supposedly the easiest method to use for teaching small children - haha! If someone's got a problem with my method, they should pay more attention to their own knitting I say! :-D I've given Continental knitting a go a few times but my left hand is so awkward that I didn't stick with it - my gauge was going to suffer for it.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger sarah said...

That camisole is gorgeous! That will look terribly cute on you too. I love all the feminine knits that are out and about this summer!

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Pantera said...

I had to love the flowers you felted!! I was looking for free patterns but unfortunately didn't find any... The ones you made are just adorable!!!

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

I would love some Gryffindor yarn -- my two daughters and I started the HP books this summer and we're all loving them. I'd love to knit them socks for christmas. Please let me know how to order the yarn.
Thanks.
Julia
http://sisterknits.typepad.com/

 
At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Isela said...

I would love some Gryffindor yarn too. Where can I buy :)? Pleeaseee.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger rachel m. said...

how much are you selling the gryffindor yarn for??? i would LOVE to knit that up!!!! please??? ;)

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Micky said...

Yes that yarn is wonderful. So I will also ask how can someone acquire some?
:)

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

I'm a Harry Potter fan and I love that striped yarn. I live in Germany and would love to know how to get some.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger hayden said...

joining the bandwagon...i have to get myself some of your harry potter-gryffindor sock yarn. that's just brilliant. i see on the esty site that you'll be posting more on the 18th/19th... is there a place to preorder? also, will you be making other harry potter house yarns? i'd like to make someone a pair of ravenclaws, but i've never dyed yarn before.

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Sara said...

Ohhhh.... Must.Have.Some. gryffindor sock yarn! I sent you an email through your Etsy shop.... So cute!

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Mary said...

Lovely job you did, dyeing this yarn -- do you have anymore Gryffindor yarn available to purchase? My sister-in-law would love some. If you had some in worsted weight - all the better -- she wants to make a scarf, rather than socks.

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Vickie said...

Hello! I did a search for Gryffindor yarn and came upon your site. How would one go about purchasing some of your yarn? Thanks so much!
simplecountrybumpkin at gmail dot com.

 

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